Is this the end for Shaun Alexander? 

I had fully expected him to spend the season splitting time with Julius Jones, and he’d probably be perfectly adequate in that role, but the Seattle Times is making it sound like the bell may be tolling soon:

[Seahawks president Tim] Ruskell said that Alexander had not been released. When he was asked about Alexander’s future, Ruskell reiterated he had not been released.

Alexander’s agent, Jim Steiner, did not accept phone calls at his office Tuesday, and the representative who answered the phone said there was nothing new to report.

When the team president is saying that you haven’t been released, but not taking the next step to say that you will not be released, that’s not a good sign. Your agent refusing to answer his phone is an especially bad sign.